Photo Gallery: Check Out The Greater Cleveland Aquarium

See the sharks, rays, fish, octopi and more at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium in the Powerhouse

The Greater Cleveland Aquarium opened Jan. 21 in Cleveland's historic Powerhouse.

Check out the fish, sharks, mollusks and reptiles it houses.

It costs $22 for an adult ticket; $16 for a child between two and 11. Guests can save time at the door by buying their tickets online.

Joseph February 03, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Overpriced. It would cost $88 for my family and that doesn't include transportation, parking, food and souvenirs.
Stacy Molloy February 03, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I feel its overpriced. With parking its about $81 for 2 adult and 2 childrens tickets and the $5 parking fee for a weekend day. They suggest you set aside 90 minutes to visit the aquarium. Once you leave the aquarium for the day you cannot return.. so you cant like go have lunch and go back again. We are not a tourist spot so I dont think you can compare us to say Myrtle Beach. My understanding also is the tank/veiwing area of the Cleveland Aquarium is 30,000 square feet even though the facility is 70,000 because they have meeeting/party rooms etc.. thats not comparable in size to other places either. I feel they could have done something for the people of the area that would make this a regular place to go..perhaps a discount one day a month or a discount on season tickets, similar to what the zoo does. I wish that the metroparks had taken on this challenge. I think area residents would have benefitted more from that. We all need to remember this is a FOR PROFIT business. I was very excited when I heard we were getting an aqaurium. I remember the old one from when I was a child. I looked forward to many days wandering through with my grandchildren. I can tell you now if I go it will be a one time thing and a special occassion. I am a working class person and this is out of reach for me and my family members....and I's sad we won't be able to enjoy it the way I had hoped!!
Joseph February 03, 2012 at 10:16 PM
My original calculation was wrong. For my family it would be $76 plus transportation, parking, food and souvenirs. Even if we want a magnet, it would cost at least $5 I bet.
John N. February 04, 2012 at 09:36 PM
I agree it can be expensive for a family no question. However if you plan on going more than once, as I do purchasing a family pass is very reasonable. If you go more than twice it will pay for itself. I think that it is on the small side compared to other aquariums around the country however if it does well I believe they have the room to expand in the future.
Diana K March 29, 2012 at 02:11 PM
We would like to see more options available...perhaps a discount if you purchase tickets in advance or on a slow day, a Sr discount and maybe a student discount!


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